Roy Hodgson happy to face Foxes at neutral venue after Leicester lockdown

    The Crystal Palace manager was speaking after his side lost 1-0 at home to Burnley.

    Roy Hodgson states Crystal Palace are happy to face Leicester at a neutral venue, if the King Power club are not able to host this weekend’s Premier League component due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

    The Eagles suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley on Monday and during the contest at Selhurst Park it was validated a regional lockdown had actually been troubled Leicester by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

    The Foxes are next at home against Palace on Saturday and Hodgson is unwinded about any capacity changes.

    “I did hear on the news today there was a potential problem in Leicester,” the Palace manager stated.

    ” I am completely happy to let the Premier League look after that. When the game must be played, I am particular they will inform us where and.

    Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson saw his team lose 1-0 at home to Burnley (Hannah McKay/NMC Swimming Pool)

    ” I am particular if they can’t play at Leicester, they will find an option venue and we are happy to increase and play against Leicester City anywhere the Premier League informs us to play.”

    When Palace do face the Foxes, they will be looking to stop back-to-back beats after losing at home to Burnley.

    Clarets captain Ben Mee scored the only goal of the game, stooping low to head home in the 62 nd minute.

    The Eagles promoted a leveller and regardless of Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew going close, the visitors hung on.

    Burnley leapfrog Palace to go 8 th in the #PL #CRYBUR

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    Hodgson added: “When you go a goal down to a team like Burnley, who played very well in the first half, it’s constantly a hard ask since we understand how well they support the ball and how great they are at protecting their penalty area.

    “But I can’t fault the effort of the players attempting to get back and score that goal because we had opportunities and situations, but congratulations to them. They held out and protected their one-goal lead.”

    Mee marked his 300 th league look for Burnley with an exceptional screen at the back and a first goal given that January, 2017.

    Manager Sean Dyche stated: “He has actually developed no end in my seven-and-a-half years, he was here prior to me in fact.

    Burnley’s Ben Mee scored just his seventh goal for the club in the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace (Daniel Leal-Olivas/NMC Swimming Pool)

    ” On and off the pitch, he is a greatcaptain Off the pitch he is a very sound fella. He has great concepts and is a leading expert too.

    “He is a leader by the way he goes about it. He is not a big shouter or screamer, but he goes about it in the right manner. I thought he was terrific again.”

    The success moved Burnley level on points with Tottenham and up to 8th position in spite of the club lacking Jay Rodriguez, Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes and Matt Lowton due to injury, together with a host of players who will formally leave Grass Moor on Tuesday.

    “It is certainly up there as one of the biggest results I’ve had as manager here,” Dyche added.

    “The reasons are we are so stretched, we’ve played a lot of football, the commitment to the cause, but also some of the football was excellent.”

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